What makes Athletic Therapy different?
Athletic therapy originate in a sport setting with the goal of keep in athletes in their sport.
Therapists find the root cause of the injury in order to reduce the risk of re-injury and/or future injury. Athletic therapists tend to use a more manual approach to treatment using hands on techniques and exercises to treat injuries rather than just modalities (ie. TENS, Ultrasounds...). They take a full body approach to treatment by doing a thorough patient history and assessment looking at the injury and outside the area of injury for contributing factors that may be limiting your recovery.
Certified Athletic Therapists adheres to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They are experts in treating acute and chronic injuries in a wide range of patients. From kids with concussions to seniors recovering from a hip replacement, not only athletes.
Best known for providing on field emergency care for professional and elite athletes. They are the first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. The mix of on field care and active rehabilitation skills that make Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, joints) injuries. By using various manual therapies, exercise prescription, taping and bracing. The treatment may vary but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapists goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports, being a weekend warrior or walking with your favourite canine friend.
If you would like to learn more about Athletic Therapy you can contact the clinic
or check out:
Canadian Athletic Therapy Association
Ontario Athletic Therapy Association